Julie McCausland

Julie McCausland

Costume Trainee

  • Location: Belfast
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available
Trainee Finder Alumni

I am a costume trainee currently available to work in Northern Ireland or Mainland UK

I've just returned home to Belfast after spending the last 8 months working across the U.K. On several feature films including 'Tolkien' in Liverpool and 'Big Ears' at Pinewood studios, before which I was Trainee on 'VS.' In London. In Northern Ireland I was lucky enough to work on 'The Woman in White', 'Game of Thrones', 'Zoo' and 'The Bookshop', as well as multiple independent short films including 'Childer' and the '#WEAREYOU' advert series for the Police Federation of Northern Ireland. 

As a worker I am enthusiastic, focused, creative and  great at working under stressful conditions (time constraints, divas and everything in between). I bring a sense of humour and optimism to anything I'm involved in, that includes 4am call times in torrential rain...as my colleagues will attest to. 

My favourite part of the job so far has been seeing how my own work fits in as a small cog in the larger mechanism of a production. I find it extremely satisfying to collaborate with other crew and departments. 

My greatest strength is my eagerness to get my hands dirty. I thrive in a workroom environment and my passions lie in garment construction and breakdown. 

I've started a blog about my experience on the  Film Trainee Finder Scheme, if you're thinking of applying or interested in what I'm getting up to you can read it here: https://jcostumetrainee.wixsite.com/juliecostumetrainee

Work History

Crowd Costume - HBO - Fire and Blood Productions

Jan 2018 - Jul 2018

Trainee Costume Seamstress - Fox Searchlight

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Ladies Crowd Dresser - Medici Productions Ltd.

Jul 2017 - Oct 2017

Costume Trainee - Four Barz Films Ltd.

May 2017 - Jul 2017

Freelance Costume Maker - Bruiser Theatre Company

Feb 2017 - Mar 2017

Costume Daily - Zoo Films Ltd

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016

Costume Trainee - The Bookshop Ltd

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016

Costume Designer - Causeway Films

May 2016 - Jun 2016

Costume Assistant - The Youth Lyric

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

Costume Maker/Stand-by - Wild Wolf Films

Jun 2015 - Feb 2016

Costume Assistant - Out of Orbit Productions

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

Trainee Props Painter - Fire and Ice Productions

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Historical Costume Construction - N/A - Northern College of Costume

Jul 2018 - Oct 2018

Costume Design and Construction - HNC - Belfast Metropolitan College

Sep 2015 - May 2016

Fashion and Textiles - BTEC Level 3 - Belfast Metropolitan College

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Costume Painting and Breakdown - Short Course - Creative Media Skills

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Fashion and Textiles PT - BTEC Level 3 - Belfast Metropolitan College

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Theatre Costume Design - BTEC Level 2 - Belfast Metropolitan College

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Costume Design - Short Course - Creative Media Skills

Sep 2013 - Sep 2013


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Breakdown
  • Costume
  • Costume Breakdown
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Painting
  • Costuming
  • Crowd Costume
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Dressing
  • Dressmaking
  • Embellishment
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Garment and Textile Design
  • Garment Construction
  • Garment Manufacture
  • Hand-sewing
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Props Painting
  • Sewing
  • Technical Sewing Skills
  • Textile Art
  • Theatre
  • Time Management
  • Wardrobe